Monday, December 06, 2004

MSN Spaces - a Blog tool by MSN

Finally one of my favorite sites MSN started the tool for blog called “MSN Spaces “. It is in BETA stage but looking nice. I was waiting for this last few months since Microsoft started the blog site in Japanese few months back and finally today I here the news about the “MSN Spaces” and I quickly I go to and resisted one Spaces for me as . It has that same look in blue color like hotmail and for which I use the hotmail even though it has only 2 MB inbox where Gmail has 1 GB. For registration you only have to Sign in by your Microsoft Passport ID and have to provide the name for you space that’s all your space is ready for the posting.

It is providing place to write the blogs and publish them, share their photos (10 MB), music, contact list, and a Varity of Templates and edit the layout as you want by simply changing the position of the windows. You do not need to play with HTML like my other blog sites to edit the layout of your blog.

Some cool features:

cool integration with your media player play lists, MSN Messenger etc
You can upload photos to their Spaces from virtually any e-mail service or e-mail-enabled mobile device. 10 MB space is provided for this.

Contact Cards. When a person clicks on a Contact Card in a MSN Messenger or Hotmail® Contact list, the card pops up and gives a sneak peek at that contact’s Space – from its look and feel to the person’s most recent postings. The Contact Card includes links to the Space and those entries for easy access.

Gleaming. When a Spaces site is updated or content is added, the MSN Messenger Contact icon of the Space’s owner will light up, making it easy for friends and family to know when there have been changes. This facilitates more visits to a Space, faster responses to new postings and closer bonds between Space owners and their contacts.

Three permission control settings on their MSN Spaces site, enabling them to decide just how widely they want to share their content:
– Public: Viewable by anyone
– Contacts Only: Viewable only by their MSN Messenger contacts
– Private: Viewable only by contacts whose e-mail addresses are manually entered by the MSN Spaces author or selected from an MSN Contact list

Controls. MSN Spaces gives the consumer control over how others interact with his or her Space. MSN Spaces includes settings that give each person power over who views his or her Space and how people can interact, read and comment on the Space. This includes the ability to set up the Space so people can read but not comment.

Statistics. Consumers will be able to track visitor statistics on their Spaces site, so they will know how many people are visiting as well as other detailed information.
The various sections on the MSN Space e.g. music list, blog entry are moveable. This is just done by dragging and dropping. Also, if you want to remove / add certain sections from your space (e.g. u wants to remove the book list) you can do that too....

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so try it and enjaoy !!!

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